MUSIC REVIEWS

Living Darian releases “Live for Love” 

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Darian’s solo project, Living Darian, reaches new heights with his latest studio release Live for Love. Some may balk at an eighteen song selection for this release but I can say, without reservation, there isn’t any obvious filler dragging down the collection. Moreover, it isn’t an album …

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Chris Mardini releases “Retrospective Outlook” (single)

URL: https://www.chrismardinimusic.com/ Chugging out of the silence with a lusty charge that is rooted in classic rock aggression, the deluge of distorted strings that adorn every beat in Chris Mardini’s “Retrospective Outlook” go unmatched and unrivaled this year (and unless there’s a drastic twist of fate for American rock music …

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Jay Elle EP Ease Up (Into Love)

On the back of a rollicking rhythm, “Sickly Sweet” comes gliding out of our stereo speakers with a catharsis that will spread out across every stitch of audio in this brooding selection from the new Jay Elle EP Ease Up (Into Love). Its melodies are firm, but the method of execution …

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Alex Lopez’s new album “Yours Truly, Me”

The frets are on fire in Alex Lopez’s new album Yours Truly, Me…, and one needn’t look much further than the flowing melodies of “I Can’t Stop (Redux)” and “Cheating Blues (Redux)” to know exactly what I mean. In Yours Truly, Me…, Lopez abandons any and all interest in playing to the …

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Ian Bouras releases new music

New York City guitarist and composer Ian Bouras’ latest offering, A Chipmunk’s Interpretation of Space, is a live DVD recording of his new material. Bouras is no stranger or newcomer to the music world. Billboard Magazine named him among the best songwriters for the years 2004 and 2005 during his tenure …

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Dan Ashley releases new Single

In his debut single, titled “What Really Matters,” songwriter Dan Ashley looks back at a wild life’s most valuable lessons as learned through the lens of a journalist, and while this is only the first look that we’ve collectively had at his unique style of play, it’s a formidable summer …

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Swigga’ Geovanni’s “DMLY (Daddy Mi Love You)”

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/swiggageovanni Both frustratingly friction-packed and exquisitely positioned as to get the most out of an otherwise stock melody, the relationship between the vocal and the bassline in Swigga’ Geovanni’s “DMLY (Daddy Mi Love You)” is not all that dissimilar to an artful dance shared by two lovers, each of …

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One Two Ten – Heathers

The Oklahoma City based quintet One Two Ten draw from acts like Kings of Leon, The Killers, and Walk the Moon to forge their pop rock sound, but their new single “Heathers” proves they are capable of synthesizing those elements into a style, in the end, all their own. The …

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Milquetoast & Co release EP for the Ages

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/milquetoastcomusic/ The hum of a cello and a tempered piano stagger out of a dark alley in “Lost Coffee,” the opening track and lead single from Milquetoast & Co.’s new extended play Kashmir the Great, and together clear a path for a vocal from Restless James that instantly sets …

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“Lonely Boy” by Midnight Shine

In the new single “Lonely Boy,” Midnight Shine and their charismatic frontman Adrian Sutherland deliver one of the most searing performances that they’ve attached their well-respected moniker to thus far, and while the content of the composition is more than satisfying on its own, the music video for the track …

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